1. HO Skis 2015 Crossover Collection

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    The ultimate in cross-over ski technology, skis designed to deliver maximum performance with unparalleled efficiency. The all-new 2015 Cross-Over Collection marries the high performance design of a Syndicate ski, with the ultra-efficient Clean Edge technology of a Freeride ski. The HO design team began with a record-breaking Syndicate ski design, increased the surface area of the ski by one ski size from the tip of the ski to the just behind the heel of the rear foot. Behind the rear foot the skis transition from traditional to futuristic, as the sidewalls rotate inward like a wakeboard edge and ski bevels disappear in the tail section of the ski. The combination of these two features allows the water to release cleanly off the bottom of the ski, as opposed to the traditional ski design in which water wraps around the bevel of the ski, up the sidewall and releases of the upper edge of the ski, thereby reducing the drag associated with this portion of the ski by 50%. Clean Edge technology is a step into the modern age of ski design and the lack of physical effort required to ride these skis will forever change a skier’s perception of what is possible. Imagine riding a Syndicate ski designed to rip off 60 turns instead of 6 and you will begin to understand the powerful combination of performance and efficiency skiers are tapping into on HO Cross-Over Collection skis.

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    • 2015 Syndicate V-TYPE by HO Skis

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      Speed + Angle = Velocity. Born from velocity is V-TYPE. The all new 2015 Syndicate slalom ski comes from over 5 years of research into the speed and angle components of slalom skiing combined into one velocity vector. V-TYPE includes the stability and speed of the Syndicate S-series with the angle seeking aggression of the Syndicate A-series. The result is a refined superski capable of pushing limits while inspiring confidence. V-TYPE is built on an all new “V-Shaped” profile. The wider profile of a Syndicate S2 is located under the skier’s front foot, but quickly tapers into the narrow tail section of a Syndicate A3. V-TYPE’s narrower tail section generates amazing angle immediately out of the buoy, while the wider platform under the skier’s front foot provides unmatched speed and stability. The all new Velocity Rocker combines an increased tail rocker section with a clearly defined rocker flat spot located under the skier’s front foot. The increased tail rocker section allows the ski to naturally seek angle out of the turn and off of the wakes. The rocker flat spot provides the speed needed to reach maximum course width and a solid platform to balance on. The finishing touch to the 2015 V-TYPE is Stability Tuning. A strategically located stainless steel tip weight combined with an elastomer damping pad, dampens the natural frequency of the V-TYPE’s shovel for increased stability. With an effect similar to a slalom ski’s wing, Stability Tuning allows skier’s to fine tune tip pressure and harmonic resonance to maximize performance.

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      • 2014 HO Skis Crossover Collection

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        The ultimate in cross-over ski technology, skis designed to deliver maximum performance with unparalleled efficiently. The all-new 2014 Cross-Over Collection marries the world record capable design of the Syndicate A3 with the ultra-efficient Clean Edge technology of the revolutionary Freeride ski, to create the perfect cross of performance and efficiency. The HO Syndicate design team began with record breaking A3 design, increased the surface area of the ski by one ski size from the tip of the ski to the just behind the heel of the rear foot. Behind the rear foot the skis transition from traditional to futuristic as the sidewalls rotate inward like a wakeboard edge and ski bevels disappear in the tail section of the ski. The combination of these two feature allows the water to cleanly release directly off the bottom of the ski, as opposed to the traditional ski design in which water wraps around the bevel of the ski, up the sidewall and releases of the upper edge of the ski, thereby reducing the drag associated with this portion of the ski by 50%. Clean Edge technology is a step into the modern age of ski design and the lack of physical effort required to ride these skis will forever change a skier’s perception of what is possible. Imagine riding an A3 designed to rip off 60 turns instead of 6 and you will begin to understand the powerful combination of performance and efficiency skiers are tapping into on HO Cross-Over Collection skis.

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        • 2014 Syndicate Course Collection

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          Performance achieved via Automatic Angle Design The secret to unlocking the slalom course puzzle is creating and maintaining ski angle. Ask any of the great champions of our sport, from Bob and Kris LaPoint, to Wade Cox to Will Asher and they will tell you the name of the slalom course game is angle. You create and maintain angle and a lot of other things fall into place. The LaPoints created angle with an unmatched power the water ski world has not seen since. Cox blew our minds with his all-out attack of ski angle via lower body compression and drive. Asher has perfected the technical science of angle creation and helped the Syndicate design team develop our game-changing combination of ski features known as Automatic Angle design. Automatic Angle design is a combination of a balanced ski width profile and increased bevel angle which allows the ski to automatically seek and maintain ski angle without the traditional aggressive skier lean. The angle of the bevel is actually steeper than a traditional ski which allows the ski to roll onto a high edge angle resulting in a quicker change of direction and increased angle in the slalom course. By achieving ski angle without aggressive skier lean, skiers reap the benefits of being wide and early for the next buoy without the consequences imposed by modern speed control systems due to heavy rope load. Ride the future, ride Syndicate Course skis with Automatic Angle design.

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          • HO Skis 2013

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            • HO Crossover Series

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              Not quite a Course specific slalomer or an open-carve specific Free-skier? Like to ride the open water but also charge in a course when you can find one? Check out the 2013 HO Skis Cross-Over series, which includes the Superlite X, Coefficient X, Couture X, and Triumph. These high efficiency skis, featuring Speed Step Technology, are the all-in-one solution you've been missing. For more info check out http://hosports.com/waterskis.php Superlite X: The Syndicate Team was so intrigued by the Coefficient X design, HO decided to offer it in two different constructions. The Superlite X utilizes the polyvinylchloride foam core technology of the Syndicate Program skis and 90/10 Carbon/Fiberglass construction for the most advanced core technology available with just a touch of dampening. The standard Coefficient X is built out of the exact same molds as the SL, but has a more traditional 50/50 carbon/fiberglass construction and a polyurethane core. The single largest difference between the skis of the future and the skis of ten years ago is the amount of physical effort required by the skier to ride them. As water skiing evolves from a fight between boat and equipment to an efficient harmony between man and machine, so must the equipment. The Coefficient X introduces the first major departure from the traditional concave bottom ski of the last 70 years; Step Concave Technology. When a traditional ski moves through the water it drags along with it a layer of water molecules that stick to the bottom of the ski. In the science world, it is known as boundary layer theory. The Step Concave introduces a very small amount of turbulence into the concave, which interrupts the boundary layer, freeing the water molecules and thereby allowing the ski to move through the water with a decreased Coefficient of Drag. The result is a more efficient ski shape that minimizes the amount of physical effort required by the skier so he or she can enjoy longer more efficient ski rides. The Coefficient X also employs a 7% smaller bevel than the Syndicate A1. This helps to lift the ski out of the water for reduced drag and permits the proper amount of on water slide skiers need to dictate when, where and how aggressively they turn. The Coefficient X achieves its unparalleled stability by utilizing a significantly deeper concave, pintail geometry and 5-Stage rocker line. Each of these design elements holds the ski to the water surface, so the step concave and smaller bevel design can dictate the line between carve and slide for the ultimate slalom course of free skiing line. Each ski is handmade in Seattle, Washington. Coefficient X: Coefficient X -- eXperimentation with reducing skis' Coefficient of Drag The single largest difference between the skis of the future and the skis of ten years ago is the amount of physical effort required by the skier to ride them. As water skiing evolves from a fight between boat and equipment to an efficient harmony between man and machine, so must the equipment. The Coefficient X introduces the first major departure from the traditional concave bottom ski of the last 70 years; Step Concave Technology. When a traditional ski moves through the water it drags along with it a layer of water molecules that stick to the bottom of the ski. In the science world, it is known as boundary layer theory. The Step Concave introduces a very small amount of turbulence into the concave, which interrupts the boundary layer, freeing the water molecules and thereby allowing the ski to move through the water with a decreased Coefficient of Drag. The result is a more efficient ski shape that minimizes the amount of physical effort required by the skier so he or she can enjoy longer more efficient ski rides. The Coefficient X also employs a 7% smaller bevel than the Syndicate A1. This helps to lift the ski out of the water for reduced drag and permits the proper amount of on water slide skiers need to dictate when, where and how aggressively they turn. The Coefficient X achieves its unparallel stability by utilizing a significantly deeper concave, pintail geometry and 5-Stage rocker line. Each of these design elements holds the ski to the water surface, so the step concave and smaller bevel design can dictate the line between carve and slide for the ultimate slalom course of free skiing line. The Syndicate Team was so intrigued by the Coefficient X design, HO decided to offer it in two different constructions. The Superlite X utilizes the polyvinylchloride foam core technology of the Syndicate Program skis and 90/10 Carbon/Fiberglass construction for the most advanced core technology available with just a touch of dampening. The standard Coefficient X is built out of the exact same molds as the SL, but has a more traditional 50/50 carbon/fiberglass construction and a polyurethane core. Each ski is handmade in Seattle, Washington.

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              • HO Skis 30sec Commercial

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                HO Skis and our Syndicate Program Skiers have put together a short spot that will air on nation television this season featuring world famous slalom skiers Will Asher, Marcus Brown, Karina Nowlan and Jon Travers.

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                • HO Skis 15sec Commercial

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                  HO Skis and our Syndicate Program Skiers have put together a short spot that will air on nation television this season featuring world famous slalom skiers Will Asher, Marcus Brown, Karina Nowlan and Jon Travers.

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                  • HO Skis EXO Binding System

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                    Variable Retention System (VRS) Binding: The intelligence behind the system, the world’s first water ski specific binding: The VRS Binding utilizes a combination of Dual Spring and Quick Cam Technology to create controlled retention and consistent release. Dual Spring technology concentrically coils two differently powered springs inside one another. The outer, less powerful spring is compressed to create retention for lighter weight skiers. As skier weight increases, the inner, more tightly coiled spring begins to compress providing the required retention skiers demand. Quick Cam Technology utilizes a caming mechanism to transform the rotary motion of the heel release unit into a linear compression of the dual springs. It acts like a light switch. The system is 100% engaged while in skiing position. When the skier gets out of position, as in an out the front type fall, the resulting torque force flicks the light switch to the off position providing the skier a clean consistent release from the ski. The Quick Cam Technology can be felt and heard in the powerful “whack” of the cam engaging, providing the comfort of knowing your system is secure and ready for skiing. The EXO Frame is an extruded aluminum frame linking the toe and heel assemblies of the VRS binding as well as the connection point of the EXO Shells to the system. The EXO Frame utilizes a Free Float Design to reduce the impact the EXO Shells have on longitudinal ski flex. Consider for a moment a slalom ski sitting on a dock. It is in a completely unloaded state. Now consider the shape a slalom ski takes as you cut back and forth behind the boat. The opposing forces of water pressure and skier load bend your ski into a loaded state. Unlike any other plate design on the market, the EXO Frame achieves its neutral condition while your ski is in its loaded position by implementing an over rocker shape in comparison to your ski unloaded rocker line. Under skiing conditions, the system is complete and all components are working together to create pure ski flex. The VRS Toe Assembly is designed to function much as your favorite pair of rubber boots! For example, you are running late and go for a big onside turn. You can’t manage to pull it out and fall back and to the inside in a routine fall. You would never come out of your favorite pair of Animal boots in this type of fall, and you don’t need to. The EXO System functions the exact same way. By eliminating vertical and horizontal toe release, the EXO System mimics traditional rubber boots and minimizes any chances of prerelease.

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                    • HO Skis Attack Boot

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                      As water ski boots have transitioned from rubber binders to textile footwear great improvements have been made in ease of entry and overall boot comfort, but has performance been sacrificed? Not any more. Meet the all new 2012 Attack boots! The Attack utilizes a Unibody Construction and a 1Piece 3D molded tongue to deliver unmatched lateral ski edging power. Traditional “Stitch to” boots are made of a liner inside of a synthetic leather shell. Because the liner and textile shell are not connected there is a large amount of sheering between the two and the lateral support of the boot is much lower than desired. Unibody construction mechanically attaches the soft comfortable liner with the powerful textile shell to eliminate shearing and maximize lateral support and edge power. The Attack also utilizes the 1Piece 3D molded tongue to provide positive feedback to forward ankle flexion allowing the skier to let the Attack boot support them shifting their weight forward on the ski for more efficient skiing. Combine this with the industry’s only Baseless Aluminum Frame, ultra lean, water ski specific design, and you have marriage of finesse and power seen in no other hybrid boot on the market.

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